A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, letter to Robert Morris, Apr. 30, 1781
The rights of neutrality will only be respected, when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, The Federalist Papers, November 23, 1787
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Federalist No. 46